05/04/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Concord, CA—JD Fine & Company along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of children’s hooded velour sweatshirts with drawstrings. The CPSC released the recall on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, over a strangulation hazard the sweatshirts pose.

JD Fine & Company recalled nearly 1,700 units after discovering the drawstring around the neck can pose a strangulation hazard to the children wearing the outerwear. At this time no incidents or injuries have been reported concerning the recalled item.

The CPSC stated, “This recall involves hooded sweatshirts sold under the ‘Sweet Tart’ brand name in three styles: G80072873C in navy with rhinestones in the shape of a star; G80072874M in pink with rhinestones in the shape of a peace sign; and G80072875F in gray with rhinestones in the shape of a heart. The sweatshirts were sold in children’s sizes XS, S, M and L and the name ‘Sweet Tart’ can be found on the neck label.”

The recalled sweatshirts were sold at Saks Off 5th Avenue outlet stores from July 2009 to April 2010, for an unknown retail price.

Consumers are advised to immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the strangulation hazard, or return the product to the place of purchase for a refund.

For further information, consumers can contact JD Fine & Company collect at (925) 521-3300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at www.sweettartgirl.com.

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